Kern River Valley

EASY 7 reviews

Kern River Valley is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bakersfield, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
20.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Looking for a long, paved trail, next to the river in Bakersfield? Well, this is for you then. It's nice to ride, walk, or run on a cool day. People are always on this trail.

walking
2 months ago

Easy, long walking trail.

walking
2 months ago

Nice stretch of a walk. I took my boys out and they enjoyed it. The park is nicely kept but if you take your dogs please pick up after yourself.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Springtime along the walkway is perfect. With the river flowing this year, it is a great way to get outdoors and soak in some sun. Note, the path was closed at Allen Rd., and I'm unsure when it will reopen.

walking
6 months ago

The convenient, easy to get to location makes this a perfect place to walk, bike or run without leaving the city. And when there's water in the river it provides some nice scenery as well

hiking
Monday, May 06, 2013

just to the western side of the dam after you cross the bridge you can park on the left(if heading north) the highway to kernville. fairly dry stream bed hike. can hike from lake isabella inland over boulders and rocks, great place for recreational panning and rockhounding. took my 9 year old sons and they handled the hike and climbing just fine.